Crafting a good resume is often as much about what you omit as what you include. If you have management aspirations, Business Insider has compiled a list of leisure activities you shouldn’t mention on your resume. One surprising inclusion? Bushwalking.
Bushwalking is out, according to executive recruiter Russell Johnson of EPR, because it suggests an overly solitary nature. “It’s not a bad thing to spend time in solitude, but you’ve got to be careful of what you emphasise on your resume.”
Other activities which get a partial thumbs down include reading fantasy books, while yoga and triathlons are deemed acceptable.
One key takeaway: If in doubt, dump the interests altogether — after all, you’re trying to keep your resume compact, aren’t you?
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